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BT attacked on rural broadband costs

At least £90m will be reinvested in rural broadband services after an underspend by BT, the BBC learns.

Nokia name row with London start-up

Nokia has threatened legal action against a UK start-up over the use of the word "HERE".

Google agrees privacy policy changes

The firm will roll out a single, rewritten privacy policy across Europe after coming under fire across the continent.

Office puts chips under staff's skin

Rory Cellan-Jones visits a building where microchipped workers gain entry and use photocopiers by holding up their hands - and trials the tech himself.

Bill Gates insists AI is a threat

Microsoft's founder says we should worry that AI escape our control, despite claims to the contrary by a Microsoft Research chief.

Uber sued over India rape allegation

An Indian woman who says she was raped by a Delhi driver of web-based taxi firm Uber files a lawsuit against the service in a US court.

Amazon posts modest holiday profits

The online retail giant Amazon reports weaker profits for the busy Christmas period, but a 15% rise in sales cheers investors.

Google profits up nearly 30%

Internet giant Google reports fourth-quarter profits of $4.76bn, up nearly 30% from the same period a year before, but revenue misses Wall Street expectations.

US firms object to source code rules

Business groups have written to the Chinese government, asking it to rethink rules that would force them to hand over source code and create backdoors for officials in Beijing.

First-class fliers get virtual reality

Qantas becomes first airline to offer passengers in-flight entertainment via a virtual reality headset.

Sound tech for blind film-lovers

Researchers use sound technology as an alternative to audio descriptions to try to improve film-watching for blind people.

Sky to launch mobile phone service

Pay-TV firm Sky is launching a mobile phone service next year as the battle for a slice of the UK's telecoms market intensifies.

Coder creates smallest chess game

A computer programmer creates a computer chess program that takes up only 487 bytes of data, breaking a 33-year-old record.

Snapchat launches US superhero series

A big US phone company is commissioning YouTubers to create 12 episodes of a show called SnapperHero on Snapchat.

Samsung profits hit by mobile sales

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics reports its first drop in full-year profits for three years, in part due to a sharp drop in mobile phone sales.

Jay Z bids for music streaming service

The Hip hop star could challenge Beats and Spotify with his offer for the HD music service Tidal

VIDEO: How will technology change news?

Broadcasters and academics discuss how changes in technology will alter the way news is created in the future

VIDEO: Tech helps lifts scale new heights

How technology will allow lifts to go higher than ever before and even move sideways

VIDEO: Park your car with a smartwatch

From the cars that steer themselves to smartphone apps that monitor your driving

VIDEO: CES 2015: Testing the latest drones

The BBC Click team put three of the latest drones through their paces

VIDEO: The robot that paints your nails

A Japanese robot has been programmed to take on a range of tasks - from painting nails to cooking.

VIDEO: Talking kids' doll 'Cayla' is hacked

Rory Cellan-Jones sees how Cayla, a talking child's doll, can be hacked to say any number of offensive things.

VIDEO: Firing six times faster than sound

BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights

VIDEO: Tech to make your car self-driving

The tech which could allow any car with an automatic gearbox to become self-driving

VIDEO: Sharp displays become round

Richard Taylor looks at the new screen innovations being worked on by display-maker Sharp.

VIDEO: Smart goggles for hi-tech bobbies

A range of new tech ideas for the UK's police forces, including facial recognition, has been demonstrated.

VIDEO: How toys are going hi-tech in 2015

Toys are getting ever more hi-tech - from robots that can research the internet to toy drones and plastic pets.

VIDEO: Future of News - BBC Editors look at Technology, People and Stories

Future of News - BBC Editors look at Technology, People and Stories

VIDEO: How Apple made 'biggest profit ever'

US technology giant Apple has reported the biggest quarterly profit ever made by a public company.

Finnish start-ups rise from Nokia's ashes

Nokia's demise hit Finland hard - but its legacy is a vibrant start-up scene


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